Running with scissors: [a memoir]

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RUNNING WITH SCISSORS is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus. So at the age of twelve, Burroughs found himself amidst Victorian squalor living with the doctor's bizarre family, and befriending a pedophile who resided in the backyard shed. The story of an outlaw childhood where rules were unheard of, and the Christmas tree stayed up all year-round, where Valium was consumed like candy, and if things got dull, an electroshock therapy machine could provide entertainment. The funny, harrowing, and bestselling account of an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances... nbsp; Running with Scissors Acknowledgments Gratitude doesn't begin to describe it: Jennifer Enderlin, Christopher Schelling, John Murphy, Gregg Sullivan, Kim Cardascia, Michael Storrings, and everyone at St. Martin's Press. Thank you: Lawrence David, Suzanne Finnamore, Robert Rodi, Bret Easton Ellis, Jon Pepoon, Lee Lodes, Jeff Soares, Kevin Weidenbacher, Lynda Pearson, Lona Walburn, Lori Greenburg, John DePretis, and Sheila Cobb. I would also like to express my appreciation to my mother and father for, no matter how inadvertently, giving me such a memorable childhood. Additionally, I would like to thank the real-life members of the family portrayed in this book for taking me into their home and accepting me as one of their own. I recognize that their memories of the events described in this book are different than my own. They are each fine, decent, and hard-working people. The book was not intended to hurt the family. Both my publisher and I regret any unintentional harm resulting from the publishing and marketing of Running with Scissors. Most of all, I would like to thank my brother for demonstrating, by example, the importance of being wholly unique.
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Grouped Work ID 869edc70-622a-d653-826e-d6cdf5a35cb8
Full title running with scissors a memoir
Author burroughs augusten
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-08 23:06:57PM
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display_description Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of being Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, Augusten Burroughs found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian house in perfect squalor. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients, and a pedophile living in the backyard shed completed the tableau. Here, there were no rules. There was no school. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer, and Valium was eaten like Pez. And when things got dull, there was always the vintage electroshock-therapy machine under the stairs... Running with Scissors is at turns foul and harrowing, compelling and maniacally funny. But above all, it is a truly amazing chronicle of an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.
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subject_facet Amherst (Mass.) -- Social life and customs, Audiobooks, Burroughs, Augusten -- Childhood and youth, Burroughs, Augusten -- Homes and haunts -- Amherst (Mass.), Burroughs, Augusten -- Homes and haunts -- Massachusetts -- Amherst, Massachusetts -- Intellectual life -- 20th century, Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography
title_display Running with scissors : a memoir
title_full Running with scissors : [a memoir] [electronic resource] Burroughs, Augusten., Running with scissors : a memoir / Augusten Burroughs, Running with scissors [sound recording] : a memoir / by Augusten Burroughs
title_short Running with scissors :
title_sub [a memoir]
topic_facet Audiobooks, Burroughs, Augusten, Childhood and youth, Homes and haunts, Intellectual life, Novelists, American, Social life and customs